First off the new Amarok: The international launch of the new Volkswagen Amarok took place in South Africa, and it's built on the Ford Ranger platform here in the country.
One of the standout features of the new Amarok is its size – it's longer overall and has a longer wheelbase than the previous model. This not only gives it a more muscular look and a wider stance on the road, but also improves its capabilities both on and off the road.
Under the hood, the Amarok will be available with either a 2.0 litre or a 3.0 litre engine, though it's not yet been confirmed which engines will be offered in South Africa. However, one thing that has been confirmed is that the Amarok will use Ford's 10 speed automatic transmission, which should provide smooth and efficient performance.
In terms of its capabilities, the Amarok has a payload of 1.9 tonnes and a towing capacity of 3.6 tonnes. This makes it well-suited for tough jobs, and it comes standard with all-wheel drive for added traction and stability.
All in all, the new Volkswagen Amarok looks set to be a powerful and capable pickup truck that should appeal to a wide range of buyers. With its muscular looks and impressive capabilities, it's sure to turn heads wherever it goes.
Chery Tiggo Pro Max
The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max is a new SUV that has a name that sounds like something Apple would use. And while it may not be quite as well-known as some of its competitors, it has a lot to offer.
For starters, the Tiggo 8 Pro Max comes with a 2.0 litre engine that produces 187kw of power. This gives it plenty of punch, and it's paired with a 7 speed DCT gearbox for smooth and efficient performance. It's also front wheel drive, which helps to keep its weight down and improve fuel efficiency.
One of the standout features of the Tiggo 8 Pro Max is its impressive 7 year / 90,000km maintenance plan. This not only provides peace of mind for buyers, but also helps to keep running costs down over the long term.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the Tiggo 8 Pro Max is equipped with Chery's i-HEC system, which helps to optimize engine performance and reduce fuel consumption. This, combined with its front wheel drive layout, means that the Tiggo 8 Pro Max should be a relatively economical SUV to run.
Other notable features of the Tiggo 8 Pro Max include sound dampening glass, which helps to keep the cabin quiet and comfortable, and a mind blowing 1 million kilometre warranty. This is an incredibly generous offer, and it's something that's never been seen in the SUV market.
Overall, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max is an impressive SUV that's well-equipped and comes with a number of standout features. With its powerful engine, impressive warranty, and fuel-efficient i-HEC system, it's sure to appeal to a wide range of buyers.
The New Ford Ranger
If you're a fan of Ford's rugged and capable Ranger pickup truck, then you're in for a treat. The all-new Next-Gen Ford Ranger is here, and it's the most advanced and capable model yet.
The new Ranger will be available in December 2022, with Double Cab models launching first, followed by Single Cab and Rapid Cab models in early 2023. And with a choice of proven and durable 125kW 2.0L Single Turbo and 154kW 2.0L Bi-Turbo powertrains, as well as the option of Ford's powerful 184kW V6 turbodiesel engine in the range-topping Wildtrak model, you can expect impressive performance no matter which Ranger you choose.
But the new Ranger is more than just a powerful engine. Its upgraded chassis and suspension ensure excellent ride and handling, whether you're carrying passengers, hauling cargo, or towing a trailer. And with increased cargo area functionality and better access, you'll have no trouble loading and unloading all your gear.
Inside the cabin, you'll find a flexible, modern, and plush space with a digital instrument cluster and either a 10.1-inch or 12-inch touchscreen loaded with Ford's latest SYNC® 4A system. And with a vast array of high-tech features, including a 360-degree camera on the Wildtrak model, you'll have all the tools you need to stay connected and in control on the road.
Of course, safety is a top priority with the new Ranger, and it comes equipped with an exceptional range of advanced safety features and new driver assistance technologies. Some of the innovative features exclusive to the Wildtrak model include Evasive Steer Assist, Reverse Brake Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Centering, and Active Park Assist 2.0.
All in all, the new Next-Gen Ford Ranger is a versatile and capable pickup truck that's ready for anything. Whether you're hitting the trails, tackling a tough job site, or just cruising around town, the Ranger has you covered. Check it out for yourself and see why it's the best Ranger yet.
New Suzuki Spresso
South Africa's roads are about to get a whole lot more colourful, thanks to the launch of the new Suzuki Spresso. This fun little hatchback is sure to turn heads wherever it goes, thanks to its vibrant colours.
One of the standout features of the new Spresso is its Dualjet 1.0 K10C engine. This engine is fitted with two injectors per cylinder, which helps to improve fuel flow to the combustion chambers for more efficient performance. And despite its small size, the engine produces a healthy 49kw of power.
The manual version of the Spresso is particularly impressive when it comes to fuel economy, with Suzuki claiming that it uses only 4.6 litres of petrol per 100 km. And if you opt for the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) version, you'll be able to achieve even better fuel economy, with Suzuki claiming that it sips only 4.4 litres per 100 km.
In addition to its efficient engine, the Spresso is also well-equipped in terms of safety. Suzuki has fitted Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) to the entire range, which helps to keep the car stable and secure on the road.
Other notable features of the new Spresso include alloy wheels on the GL+ and S-Edition models, a new exterior kit for the S-Edition, and a larger infotainment system on the same model. And if you opt for the S-Edition, you'll also get a reverse camera for easier parking.
All in all, the new Suzuki Spresso is a fun and vibrant hatchback that's sure to put a smile on your face. With its efficient engine, impressive fuel economy, and plenty of features, it's a great choice for anyone who wants to stand out on the road.